Department ChairRosemary BreckenfelderAcademic Building, Room 250P719-549-3204Rosemary.Breckenfelder@pueblocc.edu
Fremont CampusEric Ingmire 719-296-6105 Eric.Ingmire@pueblocc.eduSouthwest Colorado Community CollegePatrick Flores 970-247-2929 (Ext. 7223) Patrick.Flores@pueblocc.edu
Program Start Term: Every Semester
Award: AAS, Certificate
Average Class Size: 18
Program Length: 2-5 Semesters
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Course Availability: Mostly Evenings & Online
Program Locations: Pueblo, Fremont, Durango, Mancos
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What Will I Learn
You will experience education and training in working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children, children with special needs, and child care center administrators.
Students who complete 18 semester hours will earn an Early Childhood Teacher certificate. Students who desire Director qualified credentials need 30 credits in specific courses identified by the Colorado Department of Human Services, Child Care Division.
Teaching in Early Childhood Education is a rewarding career for people who enjoy working with young children and their families and want to ensure their best possible development through quality early childhood care and education. Professionals with early childhood backgrounds may find rewarding careers providing services to children and families birth to age 8.
Our Experienced FacultyThe Early Childhood Education faculty is dedicated to facilitating an experiential learning environment that respects the diversity of each student, to teach to their learning style, and to assist students in developing the knowledge and skills necessary for an Early Childhood professional.
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The certificates and degrees offered at PCC permit students to scaffold their education to meet their personal goals or state/employer requirements related to their position. Moreover, the small class sizes in the program provide a setting that allows students to gain trust and confidence in their teachers, fellow students and themselves.